The Jewish Bible : A JPS Guide

Description

A clear and concise handbook to the TANAKH Named one of the "Best of the Best from the University Presses: Books You Should Know About" by the Association of American University Presses. This new volume in the acclaimed JPS Guides series is an invaluable companion to the Jewish Bible, providing readers with ready access to important facts and Bible basics: how the Bible became the "Bible"; its origins, content, and organization distinctions between the Jewish Bible (the TANAKH) and Christian Bibles a short history of Bible translations, and how they differ Bible commentaries storytelling, poetry, law, prophecy, and Wisdom literature popular methods of Bible study finding meaning through midrash. In addition, there are summaries of all the biblical books; dozens of text boxes; an extensive glossary of Bible terms, places, and people; maps, charts, and tables; and large foldout timelines and family trees-all in color. Contributions are by leading Bible scholars and educators: Marc Zvi Brettler, Joyce Eisenberg, Michael Fishbane, Michael V. Fox, Leonard Greenspoon, Jill Hammer, Stuart Kelman, Adriane Leveen, David Mandel, Lionel Moses, Shalom Paul, Benjamin Edidin Scolnic, Ellen Scolnic, David E. S. Stein, Barry Dov Walfish, and Andrea Weiss.

Details

Author(s)
Jewish Publication Society Inc.
Format
Paperback | 300 pages
Dimensions
178 x 254 x 14.22mm | 648.64g
Publication date
06 Oct 2008
Publisher
Jewish Publication Society
Publication City/Country
Philadelphia, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
Full color
ISBN10
0827608519
ISBN13
9780827608511
Bestsellers rank
637,486